Tactical Fire Problem – 3 story apartment building

This week we are looking at a three story apartment building during the  daytime.

1.) Describe your initial C A N report.
2.) Describe how you will deploy the personnel on the first two pieces of apparatus to arrive. 3.) What “stage” of the fire are you at, what could the interior conditions look like, based upon whats showing?
4.) What length of the attack line will you need to make the fire apartment?
5.) Under what conditions or circumstances would you switch to a defensive operation?

Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – When Is It OK not to be standard?

This week we will talk with Joe Starnes who asks the leading question,Is it ok not to be standard? We will talk about some alternative options for fireground operations. We will have a directed explanation and overview of a concept, and then the panel and the audience will be able to ask questions.
Watch this episode live here at the events page or watch us live on Youtube and post your comments to interact with us.

You canalso watch live or view the archives at firefightingtoday.com

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Tactical Fire problem – Large Factory, Industrial Roof Fire

A large factory/industrial building with heavy smoke showing from the roof is the Tactical Fire Problem for this week. Take a look.

1.) Even if you do not have this building, you may have larger buildings that might be beyond the capability of your department. Is this an internal fire in the building through the roof, or is it a roof fire?

2.) How many stories is this building? What is the impact of the blocked or enclosed windows?

3.) Why would an industrial building this size have all of the windows blocked anyway?

4.) What impact woud the cars parked at the cub have, (if any)?

5.) What is your plan for getting a size up of the roof? What is your plan for getting a line up there?

Stay Safe, and stay thinking?

Pete Lamb

Copyright 2014

Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – How to lead a new member

This week the panel will be discussing a conversation I witnessed on the internet this week. What do you do with a “newer” member who acts, and behaves like the have 5 years experience when they have 1 year. Or the five year member that behaves like they have 20 years experience.
The panel will try to offer suggestions that might be beneficial to many departments that have experienced this problem….and most have!
Watch us live on youtube or on this events page and post a comment to interact with the panel. GOOGLE  EVENTS PAGE HERE. WATCH LIVE ON YOUTUBE WATCH LIVE ON FIREFIGHTING TODAY.COM #fftrookie